Blips smartphone lenses are like adding a microscope to your phone

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If your photographic aesthetic lends itself more towards intimate detail over sweeping, dramatic landscapes, a Blips Smartphone Lens Kit gives your device a semi-permanent macro camera attachment. It’s being offered in the Boing Boing Store now for $24.99.

Since your phone is designed with human-scale photographs in mind, it’s basically impossible to focus on small, close-up objects without some kind of optical enhancement. To give your miniature subjects a staggering boost in detail and clarity, this kit includes two stick-on lenses: a macro with a 10mm focal distance, and a macro plus with double the magnification. These transparent dollops are supported by strips of aluminum, and includes extra multi-use adhesive tape to swap between devices without damaging your lenses.

And to get the most out of your temporary mods, the Blips app unlocks special camera capabilities, and is available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You can get a Blips Smartphone Lens Kit here for $24.99.